Thompson v. Butterball LLC

Filing 18

ORDER denying Plaintiff's request for a protective order to prevent discovery of her Federal Income Tax filings. Defendant requests reimbursement from Plaintiff for attorneys' fees & costs incurred in responding to her motion for protective order. Plaintiff shall have 14 days from the entry of this Order to respond to Defendant's request. Signed by Judge Brian S. Miller on 12/30/2010. (jct)

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Thompson v. Butterball LLC Doc. 18 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION GLORIA THOMPSON v. BUTTERBALL LLC ORDER Gloria Thompson requests a protective order to prevent discovery of her Federal Income Tax filings. Because these documents are properly discoverable, her request is DENIED. Butterball requests reimbursement from Thompson for the attorneys' fees and costs it incurred in responding to Thompson's motion for protective order. In support of this request, it cites Thompson's failure to comply with Local Rule 7.2(g), as well as Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26(c)(3) and 37(a)(5). In that Rule 37(a)(5) provides that Thompson should be given an opportunity to be heard on this request, she shall have fourteen days from the entry of this order to respond to Butterball's request. IT IS SO ORDERED THIS 30th day of December, 2010. CASE NO.: 3:10-CV-00127 BSM DEFENDANT PLAINTIFF ________________________________ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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